THE ARTS & SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION
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MONACO WONDERLAND PRODUCTION (MONACO)

CENTER OF POLITICAL INFORMATION (RUSSIA)

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PART ONE

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
The Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op.18

(The second Musical Work on "encore" will be announced by the Chief Conductor during the Concert)

Concert Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Anatoly Levin, Art Director
Jan Latham-Koenig (UK), Chief Conductor
Mary Anne Huntsman, Piano
American Pianist Mary Anne Huntsman has rapidly established herself as one of the foremost exciting young pianists on the international stage. Her career has spanned the globe: performances throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. |

Huntsman began studying the piano at the age of 3 and has never stopped. She practices between five and six hours a day, depending on the performance she's getting ready for. "Music has been a huge part of my life from such a young age," she said. "Classical music, in particular, is my favorite and I am just so excited learning new pieces and performing them. Playing Rachmaninoff has always been such a thrill for me."

Recent highlights from Ms. Huntsman's concert schedule include Carnegie Hall recitals, solo performances with the China Philharmonic, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Nice Philharmonic, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Moab Music Festival and intimate recitals at foreign embassies from Washington D.C. to Beijing to Moscow. This season she opened for the Miami Symphony Orchestra and will be closing for the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville.

Renown among world dignitaries, she has performed for numerous world leaders and heads of state including presidents, prime ministers, secretary of states, and ambassadors. She recently was featured as the Artist for International Women's Day at the White House.

Huntsman, who resides in Washington D.C. with her husband, Evan Morgan, was born in Salt Lake City. She grew up in Southeast Asia, including Singapore and Taiwan, as well as the nation's capital.

She holds degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Utah and Utah State University and has served on the teaching faculty of the Western Academy of Beijing and the Avenues School in New York City. She also teaches piano to children.

"I've always loved teaching young children piano. I do believe learning the piano at a young age can benefit you in so many areas such as concentrating in school, raising self-esteem, and gaining an appreciation for classical music," Huntsman said. "There's nothing more fulfilling than seeing a young student play in their first recital and having them feel proud of what they've accomplished."

PART TWO

CARL ORFF
CARMINA BURANA

Bolshoi Theater Soloists:
ANNA AGATOVA, Soprano
STANISLAV MOSTOVOY, Tenor
VASILIY LADYUK, Baritone

Bolshoi Symphonic Orchestra of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Choir of Gnesins' Russian Academy of Music, Dmitry Onegin, Director
Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir. Gennady Dmitryak, Art Director and Chief Conductor
The Victor Popov Big Children's Choir of Russia, Anatoly Kisklyakov,Art Director and Conductor
Igor Ushakov (Russian Federation), Stage Director
Gennady Dmitryak, (Russian Federation) Chief Conductor
Timofey Ermolin, Artist video design and content
Vladimir Davidenko (Russian Federation), Music Producer
Angela V. Khachaturyan, General Producer
Multimedia Show Carmina Burana
Carmina Burana ("Codex Buranus") is an early 13th-century collection of ca. 1,000 medieval songs and poetry, the original manuscript of which was found in 1803 in the Benedictine monastery of Beuern (lat. Buranum), present-day Benedictbeuern, Bavaria.

The German composer Carl Orff included a selection of 24 works from Carmina Burana in his "scenic cantata", which he put on stage in the 1930s. These poems, written in Latin and German, describe the futility of luck and wealth, the transience of life, the joy of the return of spring, and the pleasures of drunkenness, gluttony, gambling, and carnal love.

It is not surprising that the manuscript, hidden in the monastery in the 13th century, was found only many centuries later. By the standards of the European Middle Ages, it was utter heresy. Its authors expressed an unbelievable indifference or even contempt towards strict religious taboos and hypocritical prohibitions.

Yes, life is fulminant, Fortune is blind and merciless, there is no doubt about it. But!


Stop praying, fearing and waiting for the end of the world – let's rejoice: spring, sun, drinks, delicious food, sensual love, warm company, and funny songs! Here and now! This is the message of Carmina Burana.

When a large group of prominent performing artists reveal this message on the stage of Carnegie Hall, the audience will be treated to a grandiose spectacle with enchanting lighting effects, 3D projections of works by great painters of the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance, and of course, overwhelming music and songs performed by genuine virtuosi – soloists, choir singers, and orchestra musicians.

Carmina Burana, a never-fading poetical and musical masterpiece, will show its power under the arches of the famous Stern Auditorium.
Performers
Bolshoi Theater Soloists
The Victor Popov Big Children's Choir of Russia
Choir of Gnesins' Russian Academy of Music
Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir
Bolshoi Symphonic Orchestra of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory
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